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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

#32 of 1,088 things to do in Paris
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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
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This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries -...

This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.

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Beautiful and relaxing.

We visited Pere-Lachaise to see the graves of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wild, Jim Morrison and Chopin to name just a few of the famous people buried there. Even without the famous names... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Pere-Lachaise to see the graves of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wild, Jim Morrison and Chopin to name just a few of the famous people buried there. Even without the famous names this would make a lovely afternoon outside of the inner city. We took some lunch along with us and sat in the sunshine looking over Paris. The cemetery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd never imagined we would visit a cemetery on our romantic trip to Paris. It came as a recommendation and so glad we went. Amazing to see the vast amount of ornate tombs and gravestones. Surprisingly beautiful and romantic. Only in Paris would such a place be romantic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a great experience walking through graves of famous artists and musicians. it takes about an hour walk to go around the places, it was a great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful cemetery, more like a peaceful museum than anything. Make sure you get a map at the entrance or have it on your phone as this place is massive and you will get turned around. Wear good shoes, the cobble stone pathway can take a toll on you. Get off at the subway station Gambetta and you'll walk downhill... More 

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Really worth stopping off here. Very peaceful as you'd expect and no. Traffic noise. Easy to get to by metro

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pere-Lachaise is such a beautiful cemetery. I am not a big fan of cemeteries but this one is special. It was not easy to find Jim's grave, and you cannot stay very close to it for security reasons. But it was really worth it. It might seem weird to go to Paris and visit a cemetery, but believe me, this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It´s an huge cemetery, I was just wondering around without looking for any specific site, and it end up by being a great walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good spot to see if you're a tourist because of the famous people buried there. However, the most popular tombstones (like Oscar Wilde) are behind plexiglass so doesn't make for a great photo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a knowledgeable guide we would still be searching for Chopin's or Oscar Wilde's burial sites. The cemetery is huge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a beautiful place! Full of history, full of memories . Not just a resting place for the deceased but also a peaceful for the living!

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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.
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